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Archive for November, 2013

US court: Coast Guard boater rescues not required

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (AP) – A federal appeals court is rejecting a North Carolina widow’s lawsuit blaming the Coast Guard for failing to save her husband’s life, saying the agency does not have an obligation to launch life-saving rescues.

The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va., ruled Wednesday that North Carolina residents Susan and Roger Turner suffered an accident in 2007, not Coast Guard negligence. Judges said that federal law authorizes but does not oblige the Coast Guard to launch rescue efforts.

The court said Susan and Roger Turner toppled off their 20-foot-long motorboat in bad weather after a friend’s July 4 holiday party. Neither wore a life jacket. They were reported overdue after midnight, but the Coast Guard didn’t launch a search boat until about eight hours later.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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Police arrest one; alert residents of holiday scammers

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

It's the holiday season and that means a lot of people are in the giving spirit. But WECT.com has learned that some of the people asking for your money have bad intentions.

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Marine officials confirm identity of killed pilot

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

Major Luke Parker, 37, of Bandera, Texas, died Sunday evening in a private plane crash in Kenansville

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Topsail Beach officials keep eyes on getting park funds

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

Topsail Beach is still in the running for a state grant to partially fund the town’s proposed park.

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Police need your help tracking alleged cell phone thief

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

Officials with the Southport Police Department are searching for a man who they say robbed a cell phone store in broad daylight.

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